Harvest Pumpkins Bring Families Together
(NAPSA) – Few things conjure images of seasonal harvests like golden autumn pumpkins-and recent harvests have been plentiful.
In fact, in America alone there are about 1 billion pounds of pumpkins grown per year, according to the USDA.
While pumpkins have become strongly associated with holiday feasts, they were a staple of the American diet well before the first Thanksgiving in 1621. The vegetables were cultivated, roasted, boiled and eaten by Native Americans for years before the first pilgrims arrived. They were even used as mulch to grow corn and squash. But regardless of how you use your pumpkins, chefs agree they add flavor and seasonal flair to most any meal.
Adding pumpkin to your table is a recipe for togetherness. The test kitchens at Fleischmann’s Yeast have developed this tasty and easy recipe for pumpkin streusel, a 1-Dish dessert that’s sure to please. It eliminates the kneading and resting steps normally associated with yeast, meaning you can whip it up in a hurry-and because the ingredients are combined right in the dish you bake it in, it’s simple to make.